1. What was the most exciting thing that has happened to you because of your blog?
Now, that is an easy one.
When I was looking in my emails one day and came across an email asking me if I would be interested being published in Romantic Homes magazine? Who? What? Me? Squeal! Then after sending photos of my master bedroom into them they said they were going in a different direction and wouldn’t be publishing my bedroom after all. I was crushed. To get so excited and then have it not happen, but this happens all the time with magazines. Then they saw my powder room transformation and the editor loved it and wanted it for the Cottages and Bungalows makeover addition. Yay! Of course it wasn’t a professional photo shoot which I was hoping for, but they used my photos that I took and sent to them. Hey, it was still my stuff in a magazine.
I was just recently featured on houzz.com and was thrilled to be asked. A local freelance writer/photographer came to the house and interviewed me and took all the pictures.
The magazine article was exciting and being featured on houzz, but the absolute best thing to happen to me because of my blog are the new friendships formed. I didn’t have girl friends before, but now I can say I do and I am so glad to have these friends now.
2. What is your dream gig?
Even though I did have my powder room in a magazine I would still love a real photo shoot for a magazine. Mr. Savvy would rather me not get that gig. He says I will be impossible to live with and he may be right.
3. What are a few things readers may be surprised to find out about you?
I was born in Greensboro, NC and the oldest of three. We moved about every three years when I was growing up because of transfers with my dad’s job with Exxon, but it was always in the southeast. My favorite place to live and my mom’s was St. Simons Island, Ga. I have been back a few times to visit.
Another thing most of you don’t know, I sang in the church choir for many years and even sang solos occasionally.
We use to travel to many beautiful places for business conferences with my husband’s job, but those ended when the economy went sour in 2007. I’ve been to Hawaii three times, several cities in Italy twice (once was to go to our son and DIL’s wedding reception given by her parents since most of her family was unable to come to the states for the wedding), San Francisco, Colorado Springs, Amelia Is., Fl every summer, Cancun, Bahamas cruise, Alaska cruise, and more. We have been very blessed getting to travel all over. Sorry no photos on a disc.
4. How would you describe your style?
Hmmm, that one is kind of a mixed bag.
I actually love several different styles. I would say my style is pretty traditional with French Country, English Country and some farm house style thrown in.
And there must be some whimsy thrown in here and there. I just want my home to be comfortable and not too stiff.
5. What are your top three favorite posts?
My favorite posts seem to be my readers’ favorites, too according to the comments and numbers.
This sideboard that I painted more than once and revealed is another favorite of mine. I love how adding the fabric really added to the Country French and very worn look I was going for. I never even knew I liked to paint furniture before blogging and now I can’t stop.
Blogging has really brought out the creativity in me. I also love photography now and never thought twice about it before blogging. Now if I could just stop and really study photography more.
Thanks Kim!! See what I mean? Isn’t she fab?
Want to see more interviews on the back porch? You can see them here.
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